This is an open call for entries – messages, images, and digital art – from artists and activist/organizing groups who are fighting Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda as well as those who are resisting gentrification across the U.S. and globe. Community- curated selections will be projected publicly and shared on social media as part of Chinatown Art Brigade’s Spring 2017 outdoor evening on May 12th in NYC's Chinatown's. This event is organized with CAAAV and other collaborators, including The Illuminator – an art-activist collective that stages public projection-interventions across the U.S.

OPEN CALL FOR WORK TO BE INCLUDED IN
"LIGHTS ON, SPEAK OUT, ACTION!" SPRING EVENT IN
MANHATTAN'S CHINATOWN, NYC
MAY 12, 2017
7-9PM
(EXACT LOCATION TBA)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (SUBMISSIONS DUE: APRIL 28, 2017): 
• Submit an image, photo, digital art, video, or message in digital format only from your community that addresses themes of refuge, resilience and resistance
• Video entry time limit: 30 seconds - 1 minute • FILE FORMATS: jpg, tiff, mov, mp4, pdf • Please provide a title and credit line • Multilingual messages and captions highly encouraged
• Must be original content; copyrighted or trademarked images strictly prohibited
• There are no fees or compensation for submissions
• By submitting your design, you permit Chinatown Art Brigade to display your work in a public interactive projection event and on social media. 
• Submit digital files to: chinatownartbrigade@gmail.com
 
SUBMISSIONS DUE: APRIL 28, 2017           
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MORE ABOUT CHINATOWN ART BRIGADE'S OPEN CALL: 
Chinatown Art Brigade stands united with all groups – within and outside our communities – who are at risk and fighting for their civil and human rights. We are expanding our ongoing anti- displacement work to include projections that will actively oppose the ban on refugees and immigration from Muslim countries. This is an open call for entries – messages, images, digital art & videos – from progressive groups fighting Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda.

The Chinatown Art Brigade is a collective of Asian American artists, media makers, activists, and tenants with roots in NYC Chinatown. Our work is driven by a deep love for our community and the fundamental belief that fighting against racial and economic inequity is central to our cultural and art making process. Our creative process is women-led and community driven, with self- determination as a leading principle in our work. Since its founding in 2015, CAB has facilitated a series of community-led responses to gentrification and displacement, created in partnership with the Chinatown Tenants Union, a program of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities. While change is inevitable, gentrification is not. CAB and CAAAV are working together to pressure NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration to approve a community-led rezoning plan that will manage neighborhood growth and benefit the working class and low-income residents who want to continue to live in our city.

Chinatown Art Brigade recognizes that displacement is not just a Chinatown issue. Luxury housing and widespread art washing threaten to displace generations of families and small businesses who are the heart and soul of communities in urban and rural areas. As artists and activists, we recognize the urgency to act now to protect our communities from an uncertain future. As Asian Americans, we have been targets of policy decisions designed to deny us citizenship and discriminate against us on the basis of race. We believe we have a responsibility to show the world that we will not let America’s racist history repeat itself. We are expanding our ongoing work to include projections that will actively oppose the ban on refugees and immigration from Muslim countries.